Jim Corbett National Park
Jim Corbett national park is a wildlife sanctuary in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, Rightly called: "The land of Roar, Trumpet and Song" because of its vast variety of flora and fauna. It is India's First national park, earlier known as Hailey national park, was established in 1936, to protect endangered royal bengal tiger. Later it was named after Edward James 'Jim' Corbett, a British hunter and naturalist who played an important role in establishment of this national park.
This dense moist forest covers 520 km2 of forested land, hills, river belts, grass land and a lake. Recently it has gained humongous popularity and attract a large number of visitors each year.
Flora & Fauna
With a summer temperature, not more than 40 and winter temperature ranging from 5 to 25, holds a variety of about 500 species of plants. This national park mainly consists of Sal , peepal, haldu, rohini and mango trees. 70% of the park is covered by forest and 30% are grasslands. Jim Corbett national park houses 586 species of resident and migratory birds such as hornbills, parakeets, partridges, eagles, vultures and red jungle fowls. Other than this 33 species of reptiles, 7 species amphibians and 50 species of mammals have been recorded here. Royal bengal tiger, wild indian elephants, leopards, bears are a major charm for visitors. Spotted deer, barking deer, sambar deer, Indian grey mongoose, langur and rhesus macaques can be easily spotted while on safari.